Multifaceted Retailer, Opening Ceremony, Selects CGS’s BlueCherry to Support Retailing Expansion
(New York, NY – August 7, 2013) CGS, a leading global provider of technology solutions, announced today that Opening Ceremony has chosen the BlueCherry Enterprise Suite to help manage their overall growth as they continue to promote the Opening Ceremony label at leading department and specialty stores. Opening Ceremony is a multifaceted retail environment comprised of shops, websites, a showroom, and a private label collection that is wholesaled to over 200 retailers around the world.
The BlueCherry ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) and BlueCherry EDI (Electronic Data Interchange) software will help provide Opening Ceremony executives with full visibility to the health of their supply and demand chain and enhance communications with Opening Ceremony’s third party logistics provider by automating previously manual processes that will streamline the entire distribution process.
“Because of the considerable wholesale sales growth we are experiencing, our goal was to find a solution that could support that development while allowing us to keep up with the high demand,” said Carol Lim, Co-owner and Founder of Opening Ceremony. “CGS’s expertise and proven success within the industry provided a sense of comfort and reliability, and we knew right away they were a company we wanted to partner with. That expertise combined with BlueCherry’s intuitiveness and scalability made our decision fairly simple.”
The two companies look forward to building a very strong partnership that will help promote both their brands.
“We are looking forward to support Opening Ceremony during this exciting time in their development as they continue to branch out and grow within the marketplace,” said Paul Magel, President of the Application Solutions Group at CGS. “BlueCherry will enable them to leverage a single, integrated solution backed by CGS’s deep experience and industry knowledge that will help increase profitability and support their steady growth.”
About Opening Ceremony
Opening Ceremony was founded in September of 2002 in New York by Carol Lim and Humberto Leon with the goal of bringing their love of travel and fashion to a concept boutique. The company has grown to encompass seven retail outlets in New York, Los Angeles, London and Tokyo, that feature over 350 international and domestic designer collections, including its own ready-to-wear, accessories and footwear collections for men and women. Opening Ceremony has also become known for its myriad innovative collaborations, including with heritage brand Pendleton Woolen Mills, style icon Chloë Sevigny and filmmaker Spike Jonze. The company operates a wholesale showroom in New York representing over 20 international and domestic brands. In 2009, Opening Ceremony launched its first e-commerce website and blog at www.openingceremony.us, with over 3,000,000 unique visitors per month.
For almost 30 years, CGS has enabled global enterprises, regional companies and government agencies to drive breakthrough performance through technology and services. Headquartered in New York City, CGS employs more than 5,000 professionals across North America, Latin America, Europe and Asia. With global delivery capabilities, expertise across leading platforms and deep experience in multiple industries, CGS has become the IT partner of choice for thousands of organizations worldwide. CGS delivers a wide array of proprietary and third-party business applications, technology, business services and business process outsourcing solutions, including customer care, technical support and corporate learning and training.
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A fully integrated enterprise solution with the power to manage the entire concept-to-consumer product lifecycle, BlueCherry enables soft goods companies to streamline processes, gain visibility, reduce costs, increase productivity, and enhance competitiveness. Comprehensive BlueCherry capabilities include Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Product Lifecycle Management (PLM), Supply Chain Management (SCM), Shop Floor Control (SFC), Warehouse Management (WMS), E-Commerce, Salesforce Automation (SFA), Business Intelligence (BI), Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) and more.
Long considered the most functionally-complete software suite in the soft goods industry, the BlueCherry enterprise solution leverages the latest Microsoft® .NET and SQL Server® technologies to deliver a superior user experience and the lowest total cost of ownership for CGS clients. Learn more at www.bluecherry.com.